Governor administers oath of office at an impressive function

CUTTACK: Acting Chief Justice of Orissa High Court Justice A.K. Ganguly was on Friday sworn in as new Chief Justice of Orissa High Court. Governor Rameswar Thakur administered the oath of office to Justice Ganguly at a brief but impressive ceremony at the High Court premises in the morning.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Law Minister B B Harichandan, Supreme Court former chief justice G B Patnaik, all HC judges, members of the bar, including State Advocate General B K Mahanti and several other officials were present at the swearing-in ceremony.

Mr Justice Ganguly was officiating as the acting chief justice since January 28 after retirement of his predecessor Justice Sujit Barman Roy.

Born on February 3, 1947, Mr. Justice Ganguly obtained law degree from Calcutta University in 1970 after M.A in English. He was enrolled as an advocate in December 1971and practices in Calcutta High Court and Supreme Court in constitutional, service, labour, company affairs, education, revenue customs, and civil and criminal matters.

Appointed as a permanent judge of Calcutta High Court on July 10, 1994, he was immediately transferred to Patna High Court where he has served for more than six years and was again transferred to Calcutta in August 2000.

While serving as the senior most judge of Calcutta High Court during which he has functioned as acting chief justice of the same high court twice, Mr. Justice Ganguly was transferred to Orissa High Court in April 2006.